Hymn responding to Dr Admos Chimhowu’s Seminar for Bramhall Methodist Church’s Climate Change Series

Dr Admos Chimhowu
Global Development Unit, The University of Manchester
Developing policy for sustainable development

Just imagine death and illness, 
overtaking life and health,  
poverty of moral action
favouring our human wealth. 
Politicians take decisions, 
what is their priority:
Love of neighbour? Economics? 
What does Christ expect of me?

Every person on this planet, 
worthy of the dignity, 
dignity of healthy living, 
heir to our prosperity, 
needs the food to answer hunger, 
pure, fresh water for her thirst;
but injustice threads through choices
hoards the best, then trades the worst.

Conflict, climate, infestation, 
ruined crops, polluted streams; 
sign the time for human action:
not just words or empty dreams. 
Faith and politics together, 
people of each race and clime, 
we must join in one endeavour: 
save this earth while there’s still time!

Andrew Pratt 23/6/2021 Words © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England copyright@stainer.co.uk . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd 
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